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Board of directors

Board of Directors

Mr. Robert Berry

Director of Engineering and Personnel Main-Land Development Consultants, Inc.

Bob Berry is the Owner/President of Main-Land as well as a professional engineer (Maine #9254) and a Project Manager at Main-Land.

Bob was raised in Embden, Maine, and is a graduate of Carrabec High School, North Anson, Maine in 1990. Bob advanced to the University of Maine, College of Engineering, in Orono, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1994.

Bob started his professional career at J. W. Sewall Company in Old Town, Maine, where he led a team of technicians in a project to produce digital oceanic maps. With that project complete, Bob moved to Harriman Associates in Auburn, Maine, where he performed engineering duties in the structural and civil departments. During that time, Bob worked on site designs for large projects, including Noble High School in North Berwick and CSD High School in Rockport. In 2004, Bob joined Main-Land, where he works as a project manager, designing, coordinating, and guiding projects to successful completion.

Mr. Randy Cousineau

President, Owner Cousineau, Inc.

Randy Cousineau is President of Cousineau, Inc., and lives in Strong. A family business, Cousineau, Inc. originated in the Strong area, consisting of logging and wood products. Randy took over the business in 1973 and expanded it, developing several processes of treating wood pulp and chips. The business also provides soil and loam consolidation amendments and erosion control mixes. In addition, they also market log home packages.

Randy is a member of the National Hardwood Lumber Association and the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association. He also enjoys playing golf and flying helicopters in his spare time.

Dr. S. Waleck Dalpour

Professor of Business University of Maine at Farmington

Dr. S. Waleck Dalpour is Professor of Business at the University of Maine at Farmington and resides in Wilton. Since 1987, Dr. Dalpour has taught a variety of business and management courses including International Business, Human Resources Management, Small Business Management, Marketing, and Strategic Management.

Waleck has traveled and worked worldwide and is a local and international consultant in business and management as well as a specialist in International Trade. He conducts lecture courses nearly every year at the UniversitŽ du Maine at Lemans, France, as well as cooperating with Fatih University in Turkey, and the University of Moscow in Russia.

For eight years Waleck was Ambassador of International Trade appointed by Governor Angus King.

Mr. Edward David, Secretary

Attorney at Law, Farmington Family Law

Edward S. David is an attorney in private practice with Farmington Family Law with a specialty in trial work including family law and has lived in the Farmington area since 1975. Ed holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Hampshire, a Master of Arts from Boston University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut. He has been in practice for 30 years.

Ed is active in town organizations and was the Chair of the Comprehensive Place Implementation Committee for the Town of Farmington. He is a long-time participant in area choral and theater productions and takes time off when able, to sail the coasts of Maine and the Grand Manan.

Mr. Richard P. Davis

Town Manager, Town of Farmington

Dick Davis is the Town Manager for the Town of Farmington and resides in Wilton. Dick holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Maine. While at the University of Maine, Dick was awarded the Department of Public Administration's Barrie E. Blunt Outstanding Graduate Student Award in 2003. In 2004, he completed the Maine Municipal Association's Municipal Leadership Program and in 2001, he received the Maine Town and City Management Association's Leadership Award.

Dick has been in municipal government since 1984, previously serving as the Town Manager for Wilton and Buckfield.

Dick is a member of a number of municipal and civic associations, including the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, the Executive Committee and was Past President of the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Maine Town and City Management Association, a member of the Farmington Rotary Club and is a Founding Director of Greater Franklin Development Corporation.

Ms. Mary Howes, Chair

Owner Howie's Welding & Fabrication

Mary is the owner of Howie's Welding & Fabrication, Inc. established in 1983. 

Mary is the President of the North Jay White Granite Park Association, a non-profit she started to preserve the local granite quarry. She is a Corporator for Franklin Savings Bank and also serves as the Vice Chair of the Jay Planning Board and is a member of the Jay Comprehensive Committee. Mary serves as a board member for the Androscoggin Land Trust.

In 2009, Mary was chosen as the Jay-Livermore-Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year. Mainebiz named her their 2010 Woman to Watch, and in 2011, she won the Androscoggin Land Trust Partner Award.

In her free time, Mary enjoys traveling as well as hiking in the North Jay White Granite Park. She is the proud mother of 2 sons.

Ms. Judy Morton

Rangeley Lakes Region

Judy Morton is a native of Rangeley. She holds a dual degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Maine.

Judy has worked in several family-owned businesses over the years, including the Town and Lake Motel, which was built by her parents. She ran her own water skiing business for ten years, and was Personnel Director at the Eastland Hotel of Portland. In addition to her business interests, she has also served on the Rangeley Chamber Board of Directors, was a Rangeley Selectman, and has been on the Rangeley Planning Board.

In her free time, Judy enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, skiing, and kayaking with her family.

Ms. Wendy Pomeroy, Vice-Chair

Kyes Insurance Commercial Lines

Wendy has worked at Kyes Insurance Agency since 1980 and lives in Wilton, ME. Wendy Attended local schools. At Kyes, Wendy handles the insurance accounts for commercial clients in Franklin County and throughout the entire State of Maine.

Wendy has been an active member of Tyngtown Club of Wilton since 1993.  Holding positions as Treasurer; Vice President; President as well as serving on Broad of Directors.  Volunteering for local events in the community has been something Wendy enjoys, such as the annual LEAP Golf Tournament and various other events.

Some of my hobbies are skiing, gardening, and other outdoor activities.

Dr. Kathryn A. Foster

President University of Maine at Farmington

Since July 2012 Kathryn A. (“Kate”) Foster has served as president of the University of Maine at Farmington. Foster came to Maine from a position as Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution where she was on leave from the State University of New York at Buffalo, her academic home since 1993. A frequent public speaker and author of numerous pieces on regions, governance and regional planning, Foster remains intrigued by how systems or places with multiple autonomous units—think regions with local governments, sports leagues with multiple teams, a confederacy with multiple states, tribes or nations—organize and act to set and achieve common goals. She earned her B.A. in Geography from Johns Hopkins University, her M.C.P. (city planning) from the University of California at Berkeley, and her Ph.D. in public and international affairs from Princeton University.

Mr. Tom Dubois

General Manager/Chief Engineer Main-Land Development

Tom is a professional engineer and leads the engineering department as the senior engineer. Dubois is a Maine native, raised in Auburn and a graduate of Edward Little High School. Tom studied engineering at the University of Maine at Orono where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1986.

Dubois became a staff Engineer for Main-Land Development Consultants in 1987 and has remained with the company to this date. Early in his career, his leadership skills became apparent and he served as General Manager throughout my time as owner of the company. As General Manager and Chief Engineer, Tom has been involved with numerous projects in Franklin County that have led to significant job creation as well as projects in the recreation and tourism sectors. A cross section of those projects include the Chip Mill in Farmington, the approval of the 10 year plan for Saddleback Mountain, numerous projects in the Rangeley area including a 90 lot subdivision known as "Rangeley North", the Town of Kingfield Sewer Treatment Facility, Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust and, the Huts and Trails project.

Mr. Tim Thompson, Treasurer

Senior Vice President/CFO Franklin Savings Bank